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The remit of the Architecture and Standards (AST) Working Group of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) initiative is to take a clear position on the architecture and the supporting standards to be proposed for the future INSPIRE infrastructure considering all the territorial levels, from local to global. The architecture envisioned by AST deploys interoperable services that will help to produce and publish, find and access, and eventually, use and understand geographic information over the Internet across the European Union and Accession Countries. This paper summarizes the state of play of the AST Position Paper, and provides a brief overview of the recommendations put forward.

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Authors: SMITS P ET AL, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: 8th EC GI & GIS workshop Organised by: GI & GIS Project of Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Centre, European Commission Held at: Dublin (IE), 3-5 July 2002
Availability: The presentation is available online at:
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